The Governor of Khabarovsk territory Sergey Furgala, arrested on suspicion of murder in the early 2000-ies, in 2004, was detained on suspicion of involvement in the murder. This is stated in the statement of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, published on the Agency’s website.
“The investigation it became known that after the murder of businessman Eugene dawns in the initial phase of his investigation as suspects in committing this crime was detained Furgal and his business partner Nicholas Mistryukov. The detention was justified by the testimony of witnesses and other materials of the investigation of their involvement in the death of the entrepreneur. However, two days later, both were released, and criminal proceedings later against them was terminated due to the lack of sufficient evidence” – reported in Sledkoma.
According to the Ministry, “at that time, the large businessman and the Deputy Furgal has a significant impact on certain high-ranking police officers” to inform him about the preliminary investigation that “was allowed to take measures to conceal his involvement in criminal activities”.
“There was a pressure on individuals, whose testimony in 2004 was important to the investigation. In drawing up the Protocol of the interrogation of one of the defendants in the spelling of the name Furgala by a strange coincidence there was a mistake. It is also established that along with the continuing investigation into the murder of dawns, was not included in the official database of accounting data on the criminal prosecution Furgala and Mistryukov. Given the available information, the Investigative Committee of Russia intends to fully study and give a legal assessment of all circumstances related to the investigation of the murder and the concealment of the fact of criminal prosecution of the defendants in 2004”, – said the Investigative Committee.
Furgal, former Deputy of the state Duma from LDPR. In 2018 he won elections of the Governor of the Khabarovsk territory, ahead of the candidate from the party “United Russia”.
He was detained on the morning of 9 July. Russia’s investigative Committee considers it to be the organizer of at least one attempted murder and two murders of entrepreneurs in 2004-2005 in the territory of the Khabarovsk territory and Amur region. He officially filed charges. Furgal he categorically rejects them. As writes “Siberia.The realities of the”locals “believe in the politically motivated criminal prosecution of the Governor, associating it with his popularity and the loss of influence in the region “United Russia”.
July 10, Basmanny court of Moscow arrested the detainee Governor for two months.